CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) is now accepting applications for the Community Organization and Research Institution Partnership grant.

This $80,000 grant aims to fund support for communities and help address direct health disparities and social determinates of health. 

Proposals are due on Aug. 29.

The purpose of this funding is to help reduce health disparities and improve health among poor communities that are experiencing poor health conditions and also reach out to those that have been left out historically, such as racial-ethnic minorities, rural communities, women, and low-income families.

Researchers and community organizations are required to attend one pre-proposal virtual information session.

These sessions are going to be held at 9 a.m. on July 14 and also at 12 p.m. on Aug. 9.

"By working together, community organizations and our iTHRIV researchers can directly impact the health of our communities in the state of Virginia," said Sophie Wenzel.

For more information and get involved, click here.